Booking process for Your African Hunting Safari
Contract and Payment
Richard Holmes Safaris will email you a Contract for your African hunting safari. This contract must be completed and signed by all persons participating in the safari and e-mailed back to Richard Holmes Safaris as soon as possible together with your payment. The Contract may be returned seperately by each hunter or all hunters on one contract. The 3 pages on the contract to be signed should be scanned or photographed and emailed back, but on the other pages please type out your info and email back in a word document, which is in the same format in which you will receive the contract from RHS. Richard Holmes Safaris cannot hold a hunt booking unless both of these conditions are met.
These should be booked usually 6 months before your hunt, when you usually get the best rates and then please email your flights to RICHARD HOLMES SAFARIS
Receipt as early as possible by Richard Holmes Safaris of CONTRACT, PAYMENT, FLIGHT BOOKINGS and FULL FLIGHT ITINERARY please.
Payment / Deposit
Most package and custom hunts require half, but some require the full amount as deposit when booking dates and the contract is signed. Refer to the deposit required on each Package. The remaining balance, if any, is payable when it suits you but must be before your arrival in South Africa. If you have booked your safari within a few months of your safari date the full package price is usually payable on receipt of your signed contract.
No moneys are refundable, but all moneys paid remain a credit on a booked hunting safari for about 1 year only from a postponed or cancelled booked date. You may transfer your booked hunt to other hunters within about a year if you can't make it and finding hunters to take over your hunt is your responsibility. After this approximately 1 year period all deposit money paid will be forfeited.
The prices of the year in which the hunting safari is to take place are payable and credits are transferable to other hunters who take over a cancelled hunt within about 1 year of the cancelled booked dates. See Terms page for monetary penalty for postponing a safari and other terms on cancellations.
Payment ONLY with VISA or MASTERCARD credit or debit cards. No other types of credit cards are accepted.
NOT ACCEPTED - Cash or traveler’s checks in US $, EURO, GBP Sterling or any Foreign Currency ( Forex ) - these are the LEAST preferable methods of payment, because SA Laws have many requirements for banking forex, bank fees are high, exchange rates are poor, most local banks are too small and therefore do not have the facility to accept forex, we are far from any banks, the admin and paperwork process at a bank is extremely time consuming and frustrating with forex bank staff often not there or not knowing how to deal with forex, so cash is a major problem for us.
FOREX can be used to pay your taxidermy deposit before you leave going home - mounting or dip and pack - the forex cash can be left with our local taxidermist who are near to large banks.
So please, we ask that you pay all with your Visa or Mastercard Credit or debit card.
Foreign bank transfer fees, fees to use your credit card overseas and currency conversion fees are the client’s own responsibility.
Notice for Foreign Bank Transfers and Card Payments
Foreign banks (i.e. USA / European ) charge transfer fees, currency conversion fees, foreign country credit card use fees and fluctuations in the exchange rate, which the client is all responsible for.
Please enquire of your bank for specific fees applicable.